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Concho Commons

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Deadlocked San Marcos council throws 15-floor Concho Commons into uncertainty

Unable to muster a city council majority, developer Darren Casey was rebuffed Tuesday night in his request to add two floors to a residential high-rise he proposes to build between Texas State University and downtown San Marcos.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

San Marcos commission recommends approval of 15-floor Concho Commons

WITH SLIDESHOW | If the city council grants developer Darren Casey’s request for a height warrant, the high-rise would likely be the tallest building so far along the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San...

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

P&Z vote could give rise to 13-floor building near campus

The planning and zoning commission unanimously approved a measure Tuesday evening that allows developer Darren Casey to add eight additional floors to his anticipated Concho Commons development between Texas State University and downtown San Marcos.

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Updated: On eve of P&Z vote, Casey withdraws Sessom request

On the eve of what was to be a final drive for City Hall approval, San Antonio developer Darren Casey abruptly withdrew a package of requests related to the luxury student apartment complex he wanted to build...

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Second crack yields $610K apartment incentive

San Marcos Councilmember Chris Jones decided to vote Tuesday after his February abstention deadlocked a $610,000 incentive package for an apartment complex on the edge of downtown. Jones voted for the incentives, which passed by a 4-3...

Friday, January 1st, 2010

City council approves Concho change

Against objections from a downtown parking advisory board, the San Marcos City Council recently approved an amended plan for the Concho Commons project that now calls for 39 residential units on the north edge of downtown.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Residential, 3 floors added to Concho Commons plan

A developer has cut retail and office space and added three floors of residential units to the Concho Commons building planned for a prime commercial tract situated between Texas State University and downtown San Marcos.

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Major retail project approved for prime downtown tract

City leaders have given conceptual approval to a commercial development at Guadalupe and Concho streets in what could be the first new downtown construction in decades.